2014 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#29 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#69 of all 2014 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Ford C-Max
The C-Max, introduced by Ford in 2013, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. The Ford C-Max packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. The C-Max provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2014 Ford C-Max is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2014 Ford C-Max has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Ford C-Max has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.046% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2543%, meaning the average driver has a 0.046% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2543% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Ford C-Max is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Ford C-Max is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9238Toyota PriusHonda CR-ZToyota Prius vM. Outlander SportAcura ILXFord EscapeBuick EncoreFord C-MaxHonda CR-VVolkswagen GolfSubaru CrosstrekMazda CX-5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 38 to 92. The 2014 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2014 Toyota Prius, the 2014 Honda CR-Z, the 2014 Toyota Prius v, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2014 Acura ILX, the 2014 Mazda CX-5, and the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2014 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2014 Buick Encore.

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